Sunday, September 14, 2008

Too Close For Comfort

An F-2 tornado touched down 5 miles up the road from me about 9:20 pm last night. No storm watches or warnings were issued, it was well after dark. No one saw it coming. It wasn't on the ground long and most of the damage was contained to one apartment complex. It wasn't from the remnants of hurricane Ike, that we're dealing with today. I guess it was just one of those things. Creepy. Today we've got rain (very heavy at times) and strong winds moving in. It'll be a nasty weather night.

Hey Thomas, are you still afloat down there in Chi-town?


  1. Thank goodness everyone is okay. The south side of Chicago is certainly getting hit extremely hard with WATER!! In the fifteen years I have lived in my house I have never had water closer than twenty five feet in front of my house. I am looking out at a lake in my backyard and frontyard. The kids are having a riot in the water, despite my plea to stay out of it. Kind of reminds me of my youth. Rain, rain go AWAY! Skip coming back another day!

  2. It's not unusual that these big storms cause as much - if not more - damage log after they have come ashore. If I remember correctly hurricane Camille (in 1969) killed more people in Pennsylvania than it did in Mississippi.

    I would love to see some of that heavy rain headed to Tennessee, North Carolina and north Georgia where they would welcome it, but I'm glad you and your family are okay.

  3. I heard about that tornado in Michigan. I think we were all hoping for a little of that rain from Ike here in East Tennessee.

  4. No tornado here, just lots of wind. We were lucky and got power back the next day. The storm cost us a snow-day in Sept! :(